[arch-dev-public] syslog-ng package

paul at mattal.com paul at mattal.com
Thu Jan 6 08:04:41 EST 2011

On Jan 6, 2011, at 4:49 AM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:

> Am 06.01.2011 03:01, schrieb Allan McRae:
>>> There is also a 2 year old feature request in the bugtracker to
>>> replace syslog-ng by rsyslog (currently in community repo):
>>> https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/12314
> There is a trend of implementing everything just because someone
> requests it. I have yet to see any good reason to switch away from
> syslog-ng as default. This is Arch. If you really think syslog-ng
> doesn't do it for you, just install rsyslogd. What does the default
> matter to you if you know better anyway?
> If you ask people, I bet you'll get as many votes for rsyslogd as for
> syslog-ng. You'll probably also get even more people saying they don't care.

As the guy who was working through all this info and votes, I can confirm that Thomas is completely right. I did not find sufficient motivation for the switch after long consideration.

>> Good point.   Anyone want to take a look at syslog-ng vs rsyslog?
>> FWIW, our friends over at Arch Server have taken the step of having
>> rsyslog in their 'base' group.
> And why did they do this?

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